COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

DECEMBER 11


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

FINALS WEEK

MONDAY 14th - REGULAR MONDAY SCHEDULE, Periods 1-6 7:15 am - 2:15 pm

TUESDAY 15th - Traditional Day, Periods 1-6 7:15 am - 2:15 pm

WEDNESDAY 16th - Traditional Day, Periods 1-6 7:15 am - 11:40 am

THURSDAY 17th -Finals ODD Classes, Periods 1, 3, 5 7:15 am - 11:15 am

FRIDAY 18th -Finals EVEN Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6 7:15 am - 11:15 am

20 STUDY STRATEGIES FOR FINALS WEEK

Finals week can be the most stressful time for a student, whether in high school, college or graduate school. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these study tips, which can help you conquer your finals. Follow this list as finals week approaches (the earlier you prep, the better) so you can ace your exams from start to finish:

STANDOUT COYOTES

JOEY JENSEN REGION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Senior Joey Jensen was named 4A Black Canyon Region Offensive Player of the Year for his phenomenal success this season as Combs running back. Joey played in 6 games this season with 1094 total yards and 16 touch downs. He currently has offers to play football at Ottowa University, University of St. Mary, St. Norbert College and Concordia University Chicago. Joey plans to continue his football career at the collegiate level, but is currently undecided on which institution he will commit to.


"Joey is one of our team captains this year. He is a wonderful leader by example. Joey is a great talent to the football team. What sets him apart from others is his incredible work ethic. You can tell that he wants to be great, and he is doing what it takes to achieve that." (coach Miller)

Football Region Honors

The following CHS football players received 4A Black Canyon Region Honors for their exceptional performance in the 2020 season.
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Interested in becoming a part of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Combs High? We are now accepting new members for the second semester!

To become and remain a member of the NHS, you must:


  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 since freshman year

  • Perform 10 hours of community service during the next semester

  • Tutor other students a total of 5 hours throughout the next semester

  • Be a student of good character

  • Enjoy leadership roles

  • Attend weekly chapter meetings

  • Complete the required application and essay by January 8th


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, consider making NHS a part of your high school experience. If you are selected, you will be contacted via school email by January 15th . Our induction ceremony will be at the end of January, if possible, but may be postponed or done virtually. Please contact Stacy Johnson sjohnson@jocombs.org for more information and an application.


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CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-DEC 31 - 24 HR COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS


DEC 11 - DANCE CONCERT, CPAC 7:00 PM

DEC 15 - Winter Sports Pictures, GYM/Coyote Stadium 2:30 PM

DEC 17-18 - Semester 1 FINALS

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Seniors, you still have time to get your post secondary items in order! Most universities, community colleges, and trade schools have a priority deadline for FAFSA information (this maximizes the amount you can be awarded). For the 2021/2022 school year the deadline is February 15, 2021. Christmas break would be a great time to get your FAFSA filled out (and why not some college applications while you are at it???).


If you need help with your FAFSA, step by step instructions can be found here: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out


Have more questions? AskBenji is an excellent resource for ALL questions! You can access help from AskBenji here: https://www.askbenji.org/


AskBenji is our partner in helping students meet their education based financial needs after high school, and they stand ready to help! This year, 10 $25 gift cards were provided by AskBenji to award students in various drawings. The first drawing was for students who signed up for the Arizona College Consortium Virtual College Fair, the second drawing was for students who were able to confirm that they completed their FAFSA, and the final drawing was for students who registered with AskBenji. Congratulations to the following students:



For completing the FAFSA


  • Katrina Pellum
  • Marina Lyon
  • Maddie Hallihan
  • Carlos Silva
  • Madison Guzman
  • Ariana Cecelic

For signing up for, and attending the virtual college fair


  • Anjali Kok
  • Aaron Hoagland


For registering their information with AskBenji:


  • Cheyenne Hoffman
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CHS DANCE CONCERT MOVIE MADNESS

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CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Save the dates for great performances and business trainings at the Combs Performing Arts Center!
December 10 and 11 at 7 pm Combs High School Dance Concert. Seating is limited. Advance Tickets at www.etix.com search Combs Performing Arts Center.
December 11, 2020-Combs High School Drama presents "Fox On The Fairway" FREE Streaming from the Combs Performing Arts Center! Performed by the Combs High School Advanced Theatre class, Fox on the Fairway is a farce that takes place in a country club during a tournament between two rivaling country clubs. Love interests, scandals, and so much more befall these characters in this delightful comedy!

December 18 at 6 pm-Combs High School Virtual Orchestra, Choir and Guitar Concert
Free! https://www.facebook.com/CombsPerformingArtsCenter/

December 18 at 6 pm-Combs High School Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band Concert https://www.facebook.com/CombsPerformingArtsCenter/

February 12, 2021-Piano Men Generations at 7 pm presented by TAD Entertainment celebrating the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Tickets at www.cofare.io

Perceptual Sales Coaching Seminar- Body Language and How We Relate To It. presented by Stephen Chandler on January 14, 2021 at 11:30 am. Learn how body language influences sales and purchasing. Learn tools to improve your business. For more information contact Stephen Chandler 602 540 3997

January 22- at 8 pm Carvin Jones - World renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones, rated in top 50 guitarists by Guitarist Magazine brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you! https://www.carvinjones.com/event-details/carvin-jones-combs-theatre

March 25-Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies, Designed From Scratch Concepts and Network Together. Tickets at www.localsmallbusinesssymposium.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS


DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 4 - WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL

JANUARY 5 - Students return to classes, 1st semester virtual students can return to in person

DECEMBER'S BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

CAC CONNECT CALENDAR

Due to Covid we are not able to do the CAC connect office live on your school campus so we are going virtual again for the fall semester.

We will have zoom check-in and chat sessions for students and parents on Wednesday’s starting promptly at 5pm for them to ask questions they have regarding CAC & details of how to become a CAC student.

Jump into Spring at Central Arizona College – Special Virtual Q and A Sessions Scheduled

Jump into Spring at Central Arizona College by attending one of the upcoming online informational sessions. Prospective and current CAC students can meet with representatives from the college’s Enrollment Services team to get questions answered on how to enroll for the Spring 2021 semester and beyond.

Admissions and registration, advising, financial aid, student accounts, and recruitment staff will be available via Zoom to have a live dialogue with students and help them navigate the admissions and enrollment process during the following Jump into Spring Enrollment Q&A Session:

· Monday, 1/11/2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To register for this session please visit: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-NY-VARRI0aSTap2AF50qRvDlWf1JtlJo20fgdjnzsRUOUlXWVQ3S1A0TFRVVzc3NlZaTU5FVlRJRS4u. The Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

To find out more, watch a video about Jump into Spring at https://spark.adobe.com/video/1nTtT1EOONtWU.

INTERNET DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY

Cox Communications is offering discounts on internet service for qualifying families, which is part of the CARES Act.


This program is called Connect2Compete. The parent has to complete an application and provide Cox with documentation that consists not only of school letterhead confirming student enrollment but also any other subsidy programs from which the family receives benefits. There are a plethora of FAQs on the website as well.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES ARE UNDER REVIEW AND WILL RETURN JANUARY 5TH

Notice of Non-Discrimination

J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Compliance Officer for Title IX , Athletic Director, 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Compliance Officer for Section 504/ADA, Director of Student Services, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.

El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs #44 no discrimina en base a su raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o la orientación sexual para la admisión y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de jóvenes designados. El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de empleo y contratación. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las pólizas de no discriminación: Funcionario de Cumplimiento de Título IX, Director Atlético 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Funcionario de Cumplimiento para la Sección 504/ADA, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.